The course is a separate and independent course intended for persons
who will conduct sustainable sanitation training for sanitation inspectors as
well as for sanitation professionals and practitioners.
It is a 5-day training of trainors (ToT) program that combines the
imparting of knowledge on (a) sustainable sanitation in general, its concept
and principles, and on the components and elements of the Philippine
Sustainable Sanitation Road Map, among other topics; and (b) on appropriate
teaching methods and the philosophy and principles of adult learning.
Potential trainors will receive an introduction into the current sanitary and
health situation of the Philippines, its impacts on health, the environment,
and the economy. It introduces the basic principles of the closed-loop
sustainable sanitation approach as well as the integrated water resources
management concept. Sustainable sanitation systems and technology options
will be presented, in particular, those which are applicable to the
Philippine situation.Management and
financing options for sanitation, the legal aspects of sanitation, as well as
action planning for sustainable sanitation are also included. The course will
be conducted utilizing the philosophy and principles of adult learning.
It will be a Certificate Course with endorsement from the members of
the Consortium of Academic Institutions for Sustainable Sanitation (ACSuSAN).
Participants who will successfully complete the course will receive a
Certificate of Competency from ACSuSAN.
Poor sanitation and
hygienic conditions most often lead to severe water pollution and health
risks including preventable diseases like diarrhoea and cholera that cause
thousands of deaths every year in the Philippines. In
the past years, a huge number of sustainable sanitation pilot projects
worldwide have successfully demonstrated that sustainable solutions do exist
and function well. The knowledge about the current sanitation
crisis, new environmentally sound sustainable sanitation solutions,
successful planning and implementation as well as on the linkages between
sanitation, hygiene and health, food security and many more will help future
trainors to better understand the sustainable sanitation approach and will
help put the gained knowledge into practice.
Course Objectives (Terminal Competencies) :
the end of the course, the participants are expected to:
1.Have a common understanding about sustainable sanitation, its concepts,
elements, components and other aspects;
2.Be able to demonstrate knowledge and leveled-off understandingon the main principles of the reuse-oriented
sustainable sanitation approach and its prospective impact on environmental
sustainability, human dignity, health and food security; available sustainable
sanitation technologies and their modes of operation; integrated water
resources management; management and financing options for Philippine
communities; and legal aspects of sanitation.
3.Be able to prepare a syllabus and formulate a lesson plan for particular
topic/topics in the sustainable sanitation course modules.
4.Be able to conduct training on sustainable sanitation, utilizing the
philosophy and principles of adult learning.
group discussion (using the 4As of adult teaching)
3.Group work on
action planning, syllabus preparation and lesson planning
demonstration on content and training methodology